1325 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007
Treatment we had: Body massage, $105 for 60 minutes.
What we loved: A bustling hair salon with Aveda products gives way to a subterranean spa with Asian accents—a gong, planters with “lucky bamboo”—as you head downstairs to the spa. Candles bathe spacious treatment rooms in a rosy glow and heated tables and soft blankets add to the cozy feel. My massage therapist alternated between various techniques—the sweeping strokes of Swedish and a technique targeting deeper pressure points. At one point, she twisted my arms into a stretch to work shoulder muscles, borrowing a bit from Thai massage.
What you should know: Other than a couple of hard wooden benches, there isn’t much of a sitting area, and the only sustenance offered is serve-yourself herbal tea. Parking is on the street.
Bottom line: With hair-care, beauty, and spa treatments and even hair ornaments and jewelry for sale for big-night primping, this is a good one-stop spot. Treatment rooms are far away from the hair dryers, and the eco-conscious approach attracts a male as well as female clientele.
Aveda Georgetown, 1325 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-965-1325; avedageorgetown.com.